- Posted June 11, 2012 by
Ceder Grove, Wisconsin
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He Finished Well!
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My Dad--Duane D. Olmstead--was diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in 2001 and told he had 6-12 months to live. Truly a wake up call. He didn't want to do chemo or radiation, not because of religious beliefs or something like that, but because he did not want to take that route. He felt those treatments would be too poisonous and felt led to try and heal his body naturally. He decided to totally change up his diet and became a 90% raw vegan, he did follow the diet recommended by Hallelujah Acre/10% vegitarian (www.hacres.com). While this diet may not be for all, it is for some, and it was God sent for my Dad. He lived for 5 more years. In those 5 years we went from father and son, to close friends. Dad passed away 10/17/2006. However, he finished well. He was able to share some of his nutritional discoveries with famliy and friends. His cancer Dr began to share more nutritional info with other patients as he learned from Dad. Many doors opened for Dad to also share his faith, doors he had not had open prior to cancer. Before my dad passed he stated, "I thank God he allowed cancer in my life." Cancer opened Dad's eyes, the eyes of others--Dad finished well! Dad - I miss you and love you. Thank you for showing us how to face life in the most difficult of circumstances, and how to finish well. Your Son, Paul O./Cedar Grove, WI
Attached is a pic of my family and Dad's 3 grandsons.